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How To Manage Fatigue And Hiv

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

Is fatigue related to hiv?

I have had hiv for about 8 years.I have been taking meds. since then. According to my doctor my health is as good as a person without hiv.I asked him if my extreem tiredness is related to hiv and he says no! I am off meds for the moment but will be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I have no way of evaluating this over the Internet! Certainly HIV-associated fatigue is an extremely common complaint for us virally enhanced folks. There are many potential underlying causes and often more than one cause is working in tandem... Read more »

Fatigue, Depression and HIV Drugs

Dear Sir,I have been living with AIDs for 6 years and knowledge of my HIV status for 9 years. I have tried every med on the market for HIV/AIDS and many while still in trials. These days we are in a holding pattern waiting for new and improved...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HiThanks for including such a complete clinical picture. People like you have to deal with the frustration of having tried all the medications and waiting for new ones to be more effective. The fact that you've successfully survived PCP, MAC... Read more »

Disability with HIV and Chronic pain,Fatigue

I am 42 years old and have been hiv+ since 1990. My RBC are 3.24, I'm Male, I can barely go a complete day at work and am beginning to develop or catch various infections. I am a nurse working in a Clinical setting, walk in. Due to meds or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James,First of all you should definitely talk with your HIV specialist about disability. From your brief history -- spinal stenosis, chronic siatic pain, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, significant weight loss, osteoarthritis of the spine and... Read more »
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Fatigue and working 40+ hours a week

Posted by GemineyeSF, 8 Replies
Forgive me for being so specific but... is anybody around 50 years old, positive for...well at least more than a decade and still working your butt off at a very demanding job?

A lot of things kinda hit all at once for me a couple of years ago: 1) I... Read more »

what is hiv related fatigue like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to figure out if i am experiencing fatigue or not. i used to work out regularly, until about 3 weeks ago i started getting a headache and stomache ache, so i stopped working out for 3 weeks. today i got to the gym for the first time in... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

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Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

Bilingual HIV Prevention Case Manager Seattle

Posted by Anonymous
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Bilingual HIV Prevention Case Manager

Description: The Prevention Case Manager is responsible for the provision of prevention case management services for HIV+ clients in need of HIV risk reduction counseling. This... Read more »